Principles for Responsible Investment
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PRI seeking participants for expert policy network
The PRI is inviting the policy and regulatory affairs professionals of our signatories to participate in our Global Policy Reference Group. This expert network will allow the PRI and signatories to exchange information on policy and regulation in real time, including policy processes, such as regulatory consultations, hearings and implementation.
The group builds on the PRI’s research:
The PRI identifies over 300 policy, regulation or soft law instruments that requires or encourage responsible investment across the world’s 50 largest economies. Over half of which have been introduced since 2013.
Policy interventions tend to be grouped around pension fund disclosure requirements, stewardship and corporate disclosure requirements. Some policy interventions, such as the French energy transition law, traverse all three groups.
Policy makers are beginning to look beyond “ESG integration” to “sustainable finance”.
We will target a group of up to 80 signatories to participate to ensure a range of involvement from asset owners, asset managers and service providers, and to ensure global coverage.
The group will discuss international and national policy developments by email and call, including a quarterly round up via PRI’s webinar platform. The first call will be held in November 2017.
Members of the Committee need to agree to commit sufficient time to contribute to and promote the output of the Global Policy Refence Group.
This group differs from others by being:
Comprised of policy professionals
The PRI reporting framework finds that over half of our signatories undertook some form of policy engagement on responsible investment issues in 2016 / 2017. The Global Policy Reference Group will help amplify PRI and our signatories’ efforts in achieving clear and accountable policy frameworks that require responsible investment.
Members will share their own insight, which will provide input, advice and feedback to PRI’s policy processes, and that of other signatories, in short, amplifying global policy engagement on responsible investment.
The purpose of the group is to ensure PRI’s, and our signatories’, policy engagement is current and international, and to promote good practice among national regulators.
The policy priorities and the responsible investment priorities of our signatories to converge, with responsible investment regularly discussed by our signatories in their meetings with policy makers.
Policy makers introducing financial regulation will have access to a wide range of policy professionals at asset owners, asset managers and service providers to support and strengthen the implementation of responsible investment regulation and policy.
Finally, governments are introducing ‘taskforces’ or ‘expert groups’ to advise on sustainable finance. This group will support governments in setting up expert groups, agreeing terms of reference, policy recommendations, consultations and ultimately, implementation.
Members of the Global Policy Reference Group will be listed on the PRI website.
The PRI is particularly encouraging senior policy and regulatory affairs professionals to apply. Please send a one paragraph biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 October.